Quick Writing Exercise

Posted on April 18, 2021

This idea comes from Pete Mitchell’s twitter: “the idea is to use a random word generator to get a list of 10 words (in batches of 5, picking the best one from each batch). then I write to connect the words…” I found a random word generator that lets you set a few variables, including how many words to return. Per Pete’s directions, set it to 5, pick your favorite word from the batch, and repeat the process 10 times.Read More

Poem Writing Game

Posted on February 17, 2020

I learned this game from my friend Darcy. Basically, you write out a set of 10 constraints and give yourself 2 min to respond to each – write them out, toss them in a pile, draw one at random, start the timer, write, repeat. Just like the songwriting game, the goal is to get yourself out of your head. You can use this as a warm-up, or, if you like what you come up with, shape it up into aRead More